USA Leaves Afghanistan

USA Leaves AfghanistanI have already posted two horoscopes for Afghanistan:

  1. 1996, when the Taliban drove out the existing Afghan government.
  2. 2001, when the USA drove out the Taliban.

This new 2021 Afghanistan horoscope is set for the moment the last US plane took off from Kabul:

The last C-17 lifted off from Hamid Karzai International Airport on August 30, this afternoon, at 3:29 pm East Coast Time (11:59 pm in Kabul). [1]

It does mark the end of the 20-year US occupation, but more importantly, astrologically, it marks the beginning of a new national horoscope for Afghanistan:

Taliban spokesman Qari Yusuf said Afghanistan was now an independent country. [2]

New Afghanistan Horoscope

The lunations leading up to August 30:

  • Lunar Eclipse May 26, 2021 brings a test of faith due to greed, excess and immorality. It also brings confusion, deception, vulnerability, crime, and disease.
  • Solar Eclipse June 10, 2021 brings mental confusion, deceptive communications, recklessness, belligerence, and treachery. But this eclipse also gives self-confidence and courage.
  • New Moon August 8, 2021 brings sudden and chaotic change, boldness, cruelty, and heartlessness.
USA Leaves Afghanistan

USA Leaves Afghanistan

Ascendant conjunct fixed star Polaris (0°42′): Much sickness, trouble, loss of fortune, disgrace and great affliction, and may give legacies and inheritances attended by much evil. It also gives spiritual powers and respect.

Ascendant conjunct fixed star Betelgeuse (0°53′): Martial honors and titles, preferment, luck, wealth, success, everlasting fame. War and carnage are presaged by Betelgeuse.

Mercury square Ascendant (2°41′) gives a sharp mind, curiosity, creative intelligence and a strong need to communicate ideas. These ideas can be controversial but usually well thought out and convincing. Good at informing, educating, sharing, convincing and provoking people. Ideal for debating, public speaking, writing and preaching. But disagreements are likely because of a talkative and opinionated nature. Need to avoid gossip, rumor, teasing and bullying.

Jupiter trine Ascendant (2°19′) brings generosity and enthusiasm. A polite, well-mannered, and humble appearance can mask a more ambitious, adventurous, and zealous nature. There is a strong need to succeed with aspirations for fame and fortune. This is often helped through forming close one-to-one relationships. Partners can have a big influence on future prospects.

This aspect usually gives an optimistic, broad, and progressive outlook with interest in geography, philosophy, medicine, religion, spirituality, law, politics and teaching. However, a very sinister manifestation is also possible because of Jupiters’ tendency to amplify and exaggerate. Especially with Polaris and Betelgeuse rising, things can easily spiral out of control. Fame or notoriety are possible. While there are many famous leaders with this aspect, there is also an over-representation of psychopaths and serial killers.

Sun quincunx Saturn (0°34′) is the strongest aspect in this Afghanistan horoscope. It creates an imbalance between free self-expression and a heavy sense of responsibility. A continuous struggle to fulfill needs without neglecting obligations can lead to great tension.

This aspect gives a self-reliant and reserved nature. Yet this sober maturity can alternate with reckless disregard. Too much control and restriction in one area can lead to neglect in another. Irresponsible behavior, disloyalty, lack of respect, and law-breaking can lead to mistreatment, guilt and punishment. But too much discipline and criticism can lead to discouragement and a strong dislike of authority and tradition.

There is the determination and perseverance to come back from adversity, fear and abuse. Hard work, self-discipline, and self-restraint will eventually lead to greater confidence, freedoms, and pride. Respect comes through the achievement of goals.

Mercury conjunct fixed star Markeb (1°40′): Piety, a wide knowledge, educational work and profitable voyages. A spiritual quest involving a life of devoted service to others.

Mars conjunct fixed star Denebola (1°40′): Bitter, vindictive, cruel, unpopular, loss of position and public disgrace. Denebola also gives swift judgment, despair, regrets, misfortune from the elements of nature, and happiness turned to anger and makes its natives noble, daring, self-controlled, generous, and busy with other people’s affairs.

Mars opposite Neptune (1°57′) causes a struggle against insecurities, discouragement, and other worries. A brave and assertive exterior can mask a lack of confidence or an inferiority complex. Fanciful desires may not match up with reality. Risk-taking and over-assertiveness may lead to disappointment and scandal. High ethical and moral standards are needed to avoid deception and treachery. This is also an aspect of spiritual warfare.

Uranus conjunct fixed star Menkar (0°07′): Active mind, artistic, scientific and mystical interest and ability, troubles through opposite sex, loss through fire and false friends, good fortune and misfortune alternately. Menkar also causes disease, disgrace, ruin, sickness, and loss of fortune. Impediments of many kinds, worries, and tests of endurance.

Uranus conjunct fixed star Almach (0°13′): Eminence and honors, especially in military endeavors, and popularity that brings benefits from others.

Neptune conjunct fixed star Markab (1°36′): Unbalanced or abnormal mind, many disappointments, distasteful environment, secret enemies, many accidents. Markab also gives honor, riches, fortune, but danger from cuts, blows, stabs and fire.

Midheaven conjunct fixed star Skat (0°06′): Honor, preferment, good fortune, lasting happiness and safety in a deluge. A good leader in any adventurous field of activity, physical, economic, or social.

Sun opposite Midheaven (1°25′) brings sincerity, refinement, self-containment, and modesty. Domestic concerns will be more important than international ones, with a focus on the family unit, history and traditions. A lack of attention to the rest of the world could lead to seclusion and isolation. A fear of public exposure is also possible.

But this aspect gives self-confidence, faith, and inner strength to set an agenda and stick to it. The leaders of Afghanistan truly believe they know what is right for their country and its people. They are not swayed by the standards or expectations of others. However, this means their enemies can define them as cold, reactionary, and out-of-touch.

The country and government is based on a tradition of hardwork and loyalty. But there is early hardship and responsibilities to overcome. This may involve assistance from charities, other governments and closely related organizations. However, there is likely to be more opposition than support from other nations.


  1. Taliban celebrates victory as last US troops leave Afghanistan,
  2. United States completes withdrawal from Afghanistan after final plane leaves Kabul,

4 thoughts on “USA Leaves Afghanistan

  1. Does it seem reasonable to cast a new horoscope for only one side? It seems to me that current political news places the US under several of these same influences.

  2. It makes good sense to me to have the ascendent calculated on Afghanistan capitol. Leaving Afghanistan seems like a 5th or 8th house matter from the US perspective.As in for 6th, (Afghanistan involvement as relevant to ‘close partners’ values (allies), or 5th for sport. after w, as in the US, Invaded Afghanistan (ostensibly to get Bin laden), the mission seemed to morph into ‘let’s stay because we can…’. Many weapons and mercenary economies were supported with US involvement- US, Russian, and probably Chinese!

  3. The comparison between 9/11 (8:46:40 am 1st tower strike chart)—the main event of the Pluto in Sag era— and the “USA leaves Afghanistan” is interesting. The 9/11 chart’s Pluto at 12 degrees Sag in the 9/11 chart, conjuncts the south node of 06 degrees sag in the “USA leaves Afghanistan” chart, delivering the final hard lesson.

  4. 9-11 is to my daughter (dob March 9, 2001), what JFK was to me (January 11, 1962), and the Pandemic to both of us.

    Unfortunately the new chart of Afghanistan appeared to me a staged, so the thread was boycotted. An indifference that extended to the principles involved in the American exit.

    Other than these two paragraphs I have nothing much to add. It’s already been said that 2000 to 2020 was the last (shaggy) bark up the Elm tree. in that respect a little like Vietnam, 1960-1980, but with hope now. The chicken story went over very well.

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